Our competition winner on the Dark Matter set
Back in March we teamed up with Syfy for a very exciting competition: the chance to visit the set of Dark Matter season two. The lucky winner, Andy Etherton has now returned from outer space (sorry, Toronto in Canada), and says he enjoyed his adventure on the final frontier. “By far the best thing of the trip, by a long margin, was just how friendly everyone was,” he tells SFX.
“Everybody was kind, patient, humorous and genuinely interested in The British Guy. It really made me want to move to Canada immediately and I felt quite emotional having to say goodbye to all the lovely people I met.”
It was also something of a learning experience. “Without a doubt my biggest surprise was how long the day’s shooting was and how little would end up being used,” says Andy. “I was collected at 06.30 from my hotel and walked back in at 23.30 that night! I was told that from all of that work the team would expect to use around seven minutes in the actual episode. I’ll certainly be watching the episode I participated in with a lot more interest and, possibly, a more critical eye.”